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comment Why are some submersible well pumps wired with solid and others stranded?
+1 flexibility is the big plus for stranded. If it is not needed, solid is chosen because it is typically less expensive.
Jun
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comment Can I share a 240V outlet between two devices?
I like this simple solution.
Jun
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comment Can I share a 240V outlet between two devices?
Careful with this solution in the US... you would want a double-pole switch since both legs are HOT (not at earth potential). Would still work, but the switch gives the illusion of zero potential when that is not the case.
Jun
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comment How to polish Corian countertop?
We can do a trade if you'd like. I'll send you a bottle of polish and you send me a bag of ketchup chips. I miss Canada.
Jun
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answered How much less power does a three-phase A\C unit use as apposed to a 220v unit?
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comment was it ever legal to use 3 wire cable to operate two circuits one neutral 120 volts?
Admittedly I am much more familiar with industrial systems than residential practices. I know my residence (and most I have seen) is pulled from two corners of a three phase feed; the neutral arrives by virtue of a center tap with puts the two legs 180deg out of phase. So in this case 15A@0deg + 15A@180deg = 0. But even with 2 phases of a 3 phase system where the neutral is the 3-phase neutral: my understanding is that 15A@0deg + 15A@120deg = 15A@60deg.
Apr
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comment was it ever legal to use 3 wire cable to operate two circuits one neutral 120 volts?
I'm not important enough to leave comments, so I'll leave this here. Regarding the comment from @KeithS above... I think by "2-phase wire", he means "spilt-phase". In any event, the worst-case scenario in terms of current loading on the neutral wire occurs when there is zero load on one side and full load on the other. In the situation where there is full load on both sides, the split-phase is 'balanced' and there is zero current on the neutral.
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answered Convert Light Switch to Light Switch + Outlet Combination
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answered Cannot figure out wiring of most basic Honeywell thermostat (heater only)